Questions about using the function keys in Ubuntu.

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function keys only work with battery on lenovo g40-30

I have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS running on my Lenovo G40-30 and the function keys only works when the battery is connected. If I remove it, the function keys simply doesn't works. What can I do?
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Some Fn Keys not working after BIOS upgrade (ASUS X401U)

Before upgrading BIOS from version 204, all Fn Keys were working properly. After successful upgrade via EasyFlash to version 313 of my ASUS X401U some Fn keys are not working anymore which are: Fn + ...
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FNKey Brightness - Change Behaviour

When I change my screen brightness using FN keys in Unity or other DEs, the brightness changes instantly. It is very sudden. But when I use xbrightness -dec 10 the change is more soften. Is there any ...
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Disable Touchpad via FN key (Asus Laptop)

Most of my function (Fn) keys I care about work on my Asus G73 (like Volumne up/down, mute, Brightness up/down, Keyboard light up/down, Open Calculator) but the Fn+F9 to disable / enable touch pad ...
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Permanently enabling the scroll lock button in Ubuntu?

I know that one is able to enable the scroll lock button. But my question is: is there a way to permanently do this so that I do not need to enter the command in every time I start Ubuntu?
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'Media Play/Pause' key stopped working on System 76 gazp9

My 'Media Play' key stopped working, I upgraded to Ubuntu 14.10, but it worked for a while after the upgrade, I think it may have been after the latest Linux Kernel update. Anyways, I've tried ...
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Fn keys for brightness not working on Asus X551MAV­-SX366GB

Brightness should be controlled by pressing Fn + F5 and Fn + F6. Nothing happens when I press these keys. My computer is a Asus X551MAV­-SX366GB and I'm using Lubuntu 14.04
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Fn key not works any more

On my ubuntu 12.04 and Thinkpad T400, I used to adjust brightness by Fn+Home for more brightness or Fn+End for more darkness. But my Fn key does not work since more than a year ago, not just for ...
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Can I have fglrx's screen brightness settings and xorg's stable Chrome GPU processing at once?

THE GENESIS I have been using fglrx-updates - VESA:HONDO (AMD graphics drivers) for some time but Chrome GPU process kept crashing (it was sand-boxed). Therefore now I'm on xorg - Gallium 0.4 on AMD ...
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Putty, Byobu, Tmux and function keys

I'm currently trying to use byobu from PuTTY via ssh. I have currently putty-256color as Terminal-type string because otherwise not even Byobu bindings worked and I couldn't create new windows or move ...
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Control brightness on Satellite Pro C845

I have a Toshiba Satellite Pro C845 con Intel Core i5 and I can use the function keys to mute sound or increase and decrease, but the brightnes keys does not work, to decrease is fn + f2 and to ...
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How to configure built-in audio to use multimedia keys in Kubuntu?

I want to use multimedia keys to increase or decrease volume or mute. They can change the volume of Cedar HDMI Audio, but that doesn't change the actual volume. I can change it via Built-in Audio so I ...
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Function keys not working on Toshiba C-50-B

I purchased a Toshiba C-50-B-P-0010 about a week back, it did not come pre-installed with any OS. I have installed Ubuntu 14.04. The function keys are not responding properly. If i press F3 which is ...
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Function key to lock special function keys in F1 - F12 does not work

I have a function key (used by pressing FN) on my ESC key. It locks all function keys on F1-F12. It does not seem to work on Ubuntu 14.04. Any Suggestions?
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How do I get the OSD for brightness hotkeys on Kubuntu 14.04 KDE 4.13?

I am using KDE SC 4.13.2 on Kubuntu 14.04 (64-bit). The screen brightness changes with the brightness hotkeys on my keyboard (Lenovo G500) but the OSD showing the brightness level does not appear. The ...
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14.04 Asus g56jr Fn + Brightness control

I have recently installed Ubuntu on my new Asus G56Jr laptop. I noticed that despite all the other Fn+fX keys are working, the screen brightness does not. I have already tried editing the grub, as ...
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Brightness not changing Dell 15r SE and ubuntu 12.04

With my current laptop I can't change my brightness anymore I tried xbacklight -set 50 (nothing happened) and also changed this line grub_cmdline_linux_default= "quiet splash" to ...
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Keyboard Shortcut not Appearing in Keyboard

I'm trying to play Minecraft (A video game) that makes use of F3. However, I'm on a laptop which requires you to hold down Fn in order for a F# key to be registered. The problem is that Ubuntu ...
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HDAJackRetask issue

I have hp pavillion m6 running Ubuntu 14.04. Yesterday I followed a tutorial (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=12489414#post12489414) to fix my beat audio issue , after click at "Install boot ...
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Media keys for volume control registers getting pressed multiple times

When I use my function keys for volume control, I only press it once, but the volume adjustment keeps happening and repeating itself without stopping and the notification for volume keeps blinking. If ...
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Weird possibly ACPI related behavior on 14.04

Since upgrading my notebook to 14.04 I've observed a weird behavior, possibly tied to ACPI; sometimes on boot, hotkeys like ctrl + alt + T and function-keys like fn + ⌨ (for keyboard-backlight ...
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How do I turn off the FN key? [duplicate]

I got a new keyboard with function keys, but I have to hold the FN key to use the F1|F12 keys normally and not to change the volume, brightness, etc. How do I change this?
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Wi-Fi is disabled by hardware switch probably because of Fn+F2 mis-mapped function keys on my BenQ Joybook Lite U102 running trusty 14.04

I know this is like the millionth post of some wireless adapter that doesn't work, but I lost all hope in reading forums and answers that were meant to specific devices, with no general answer that ...
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Is there a key combination similiar to windows to restart computer?

I used to be a Windows user, and when my computer froze I could press CTRL+ALT+Delete and it would restart the computer. Is there a similar function for my current operating system? Thanks everyone.
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Toshiba Satellite P850 FN-Keys not working

I could solve several other issues with my laptop thanks to this forum. The only thing I can't figure out is the non working FN-Keys for the brightness. Volume control is fine. Two things I found out ...
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Rotate touchscreen and disable the touchpad on Yoga 2 Pro in rotated mode

On my Lenovo Yoga 2 pro I installed Ubuntu 14.04 32bit and kept the installed Windows 8 on another partition. In Windows, When you turn it into tablet mode, the keyboard and touchpad turns off so you ...
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Asus X550LA with Ubuntu 13.10

I am using this Asus notebook with Ubuntu 13.10. All my function keys (Wifi, Bluetooth, Sound, etc.) are not working! Wifi gets started on boot up, but can not connect to most of the networks. Please ...
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Dell laptop screen brightness is not working after upgrade from 12.04 to 13.10

I tried with GRUB_CMLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash acpi_backlight=vendor" and sudo update-grub but did not worked.Please help me out
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Brightness function keys problem

I have an HP 650 notebook, and I just finished installing ubuntu 13.10 . The problem is that brightness function keys don't work ( f2 and f3 ). I tried changing GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT and updating ...
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Function keys not working after update

I installed an update on the 7th and now have some strange keyboard behaviour. After first installing the update and rebooting the keyboard layout changed to US but only for Chromium - when I checked ...
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Problem with Fn button sound control Ubuntu

I have a very strange problem with my audio in my ubuntu installation. First of all I have no sound, this alone is a big problem, but I use my computer mostly for work so I can keep with up for a ...
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Fn+F2 does not switch WIFI on/off on Asus 1015e [closed]

Wifi works ok but can not be switched on/off with fn+f2. I have an Asus 1015e-DS03 with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS fresh install (no dual-boot). Linux ASUS-1015E-DS03 3.8.0-35-generic #52~precise1-Ubuntu SMP ...
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Function keys disabled after enabling scroll lock

I had enabled the scroll lock key for my illuminated keyboard by using xmod, Now my function keys don't work whenever I enable the scroll lock... I use the function keys for shortcuts, assistance ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Wireless problem in hp pavilion g6 [duplicate]

This is the first time i use a linux distribution and i have a problem. I installed ubuntu without any problems but i can not connect networks. I simply can not turn on wifi because function keys do ...
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I don't have notifications when changing the brightness

In order to have the brightness feature working on my EeePC (Ubuntu 13.10, kernel 3.13), I had to add to my /etc/default/grub : GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash acpi_osi=Linux" It was ...
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Gnome MPlayer and [Play/Pause], [Next] buttons

On ubuntu 13.10 I'm using the [Fn]+[Play/Pause] key combination successfully with Totem, but because Totem makes my whole screen flicker when I use Javascript at the same time, I switched to Gnome ...
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ASUS fn-kys for sound volume (laptop-hotkeys) don't work

The hotkeys for sound volume of ASUS N76VM with Ubuntu 12.04 don't work on the (my) admin account, but dó work on other users accounts for the rest of the family.
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HP Envy 15 wifi toggle

I just got Ubuntu 13.10 on my new HP laptop. The F6 key is for mute and when you use it the orange light lights up on the key and the sound turns off. F12 is for wifi (on windows 8 it toggles airplane ...
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Backlight Controls Acer Aspire v5-572G

I know there are already a lot of similar questions regarding issues with no back light control with Acer models. I'm not having that issue anymore I followed the necessary changes needed in ...
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Function keys in Lubuntu 13.10

I have just installed Lubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander but my function keys for media (such as play pause etc.) are not working. I can change brightness and volume with the function keys and I am ...
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How to execute command with keys?

Like a lot of other users, I have problem with the brightness settings on my laptop. But there is xbacklight which works like a charm. How do I bind xbacklight -dec 10 to Fn+Up? I have tried to use ...
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Keyboard's buttons

I have Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS and my keyboard is: Genius SlimStar i222. I have problem about Fn(function key). To exlain my problem: When i press buttons Fn and F1 at the same time, ubuntu opens home ...
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My brightness control buttons are not working on my Packard Bell netbook

I have a Packard Bell DOT S netbook. First I installed Ubuntu on it. I noticed that I couldn't use my brightness control buttons (F11 F12). I saw the little bar like it is changing its brightness, but ...
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Fn volume keys stick down

I installed Xubuntu 13.04 on this laptop: http://www.novatech.co.uk/laptop/range/novatecheliten1535.html The Fn keys for WiFi and screen brightness work fine, but the volume keys are problematic. ...
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Touchpad permanently disabled after using ambient light sensor button

I am using an HP/Compaq 8710p and it has an ambient light sensor enable/disable button using Fn+F11. I enabled the ambient light sensor and a notification popped up saying, "Touchpad disabled." After ...
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Multimedia keys are not working with my HP Probook 4540s

I have HP Probook 4540S. My multimedia keys such as Wifi on/off & brightness control keys doesn't work with Ubuntu 13.04. (Keys function well with Ubuntu 12.04) Both are working well in Windows. ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Backlight Problem, Function keys not working

I have ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS AND i recently updated my system. There was a kernel update also. I tried several solutions on net. Like This , this and none of them worked for me. I put that ...
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Can't switch between Console mode and GUI

I'm new to Linux/Ubuntu and experiencing the following problem: I start my computer, and get to the GUI where I can login. When I click Ctrl+Alt+F1 I will get to the first of the consoles, everything ...
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Unable to turn off wifi with fn-F2 keys

Everything was fine on 12.04 LTS. I fresh installed 13.04. In 12.04 and Windows (now removed), Fn-F2 keys were turning off wifi (LED OFF). In 13.04 this combination only turns off wifi in network ...
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Fn key switches on and off, randomly

My F keys sometimes require the FN key to be used, and then later at a seemingly random time they don't. For example Guake sometimes requires me to hold FN + F12 to use it when normally its just F12. ...